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The Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli has landed in Australia

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European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli waves as he prepares for launch on the space shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, 2007

European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli waves as he prepares for launch on the space shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, 2007 Source: AP Photo/John Raoux


Published 17 January 2019 at 12:08pm
By Carlo Oreglia, Francesca Valdinoci
Source: SBS

The Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli is down under for a series of events.


Published 17 January 2019 at 12:08pm
By Carlo Oreglia, Francesca Valdinoci
Source: SBS


Paolo Nespoli is a European Space Agency astronaut. He visited the International Space Station in 2007 as a member of the STS-120 crew and returned for six months from December 2010 to May 2011 with Expedition 26/27. Paolo's third flight to the Space Station was from July to December 2017 as part of a barter agreement between NASA and Italy's ASI space agency, which made him Europe's oldest astronaut at the age of 60. Paolo now returns to Adelaide as a part of the UniSA and International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Program.

On Friday 18 January the South Australian Italian Association and Com.It.Es South Australia will host the event "An evening under the stars with Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli" in Adelaide.

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